I am just starting to think about Christmas and gifts and shopping which is not my forte. So I sort of made a definitive list in my head where I could go. Here are some of our Newark recommended businesses in no particular order for great gift ideas this Christmas.
1/ Baxters – This is a great gift shop near Newark Castle full of inspirational ideas for pressies when getting it right really matters.
2/ Design Works – Run by Sue and Jim Tyler, this is a shop stocked full of designer brands such as Dar Lighting, NoNo, Swaffers and all ready for Christmas
3/ Jane Young - Women travel for miles and come from out of town to buy the very best fashions from this ladies fashion retailer. If you are looking for a luxury present then look no further this fabulous shop on Chain Lane.
4/ Saks – Hair and beauty gift vouchers, always an appreciated Christmas gift.
5/ Paul Saxby Photography – Don’t forget photos of loved ones make a very thoughtful gift and this award-winning photographer has an excellent offer on at the moment for bestofnewark members
6/ Trent Galleries – Paintings by critically acclaimed artists such as Doug Hyde, Rolf Harris, Fabian Perez, Mario Sanzone, Madjid and Duncan MacGregor
7/ Stray’s Books – Buy all your books at Stray’s then nip next door to Stray’s Cafe for the best coffee in Newark
8/ Ambience Interiors - A wonderful gift shop on Stodman Street where you can spend a good couple of hours browsing and purchasing some wonderful Christmas presents. You can have coffee afterwards, then go to Rushtons Bistro across the road for lunch.
9/ The Hen House – Not forgetting Southwell for gift shops. The Hen House set in delightful cottage- style showrooms near Newark comes highly recommended.
10/ The Barn Gallery – If you are looking for original art by a recommended local artist who is exhibited across the UK then the Barn Gallery in Southwell really is worth a visit. The Christmas exhibition by Peter Dworok is well under way and you could purchase an original gift. These paintings are selling fast.
I'm sure we can add to this list. Fabulous what Newark can offer at Christmas. There is also free parking at Newark and Sherwood District Council car parks on the last four Saturdays before Christmas